I’d like to say, “Hi, I’m new here.” Well, I’ve been working in the Children’s Department for almost three months now, but I still feel new. My name is Lisa. Some of you may recognize me from the Job, Career, and Education Center on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.
Starting a new job is always exciting and a bit scary at the same time. Lucky for me, any fears I had were quickly squashed. Customers and colleagues alike have been very patient and welcoming as I switch gears from resumes to story time. So, thank you. Your kindness has not gone unnoticed.
Now, for a bit of advice…Don’t lick your phone.
Well, it’s not really my advice, it’s my son’s. One day he came home from kindergarten with a sheet of Mr. Yuk stickers and an assignment to label poisonous items in our home. After going through the kitchen, he very carefully picked up my cell phone and placed a sticker on the back. When I looked at him puzzled, he simply said, “Mama, you wouldn’t want to lick your phone now would you?” Words of wisdom from my five-year-old.
He’s now in second grade and the sticker is still on my phone. Well, not the original. I replace it when it wears out or falls off because every time I look at it, it reminds me of two very important things: My son amazes me every day and I really shouldn’t lick my phone.
So, next time you are in the Children’s Department at the Main Library, introduce yourself and share a funny story about the young person in your life. I’m the redhead with the Mr. Yuk sticker on her phone.